Deen Squad Fajr

Fajr by Deen Squad – It’s easy to wake for Fajr right?

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Why is it so hard to wake up for Fajr? How can I keep this up for the rest of my life?

If you find yourself asking these questions you’re not alone. Like all prayers Fajr is extremely important, but perhaps one of the most difficult to pray on time – staying up late on social media doesn’t help.

Deen Squad clearly understand Muslim problems. They are producing great tracks that identify with their audience and help deliver guidance.

What’s the song about?


As you might have guessed, this track is all about praying Fajr and the struggles associated with praying on time.

Jae Deen raps about this problem, and how the devil’s constant whispers are intended to keep us asleep.

Many of Deen Squad’s early tracks were mainstream covers with Islamic lyrics, suggesting they are targeting the younger generation in the west. This makes sense as many are struggling to find the right balance between their life and Deen. Music by Deen Squad can certainly help bridge the gap.

Fajr is the title track from the album, which also features hits like ‘On My Deen’ and ‘Cover Girl’. Furthermore it is significantly cheaper than your standard album, check out the album on Amazon (UK |US).

Music Video

Deen squad have tried something new with the video. It features Karter Zaher being beamed up into space, possibly in a dream.

Being a video editor myself I can see much work has gone into the editing. There are many creative shots, especially with the floating bed – I like it!

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Now onto the lyrics.

Deen Squad – Fajr Lyrics

The below is a translation of the lyrics to Fajr by Deen Squad. Le’t analyse with reference to Quran and Hadith.

The city was a sleep when I was up though
The ego had to sin before the sun rose
I can feel the spirit in my blood flow
This is the only reason that I am humble
Wa’Allah I feel connected as I come close
Taken my position at the front row – 1
Prayin for the Ummah to become pure
I’ve been trying do this for the young folks

CHORUS

I’m praying Fajr way before Five – 2
I gotta do it before sunrise
You know i’m praying when i’m bowing and kneeling
For that feeling

I’m praying Fajr way before Five
I gotta do it before sunrise
You know i’m praying when i’m bowing and kneeling
For that feeling

Listen
It’s 3am in the morning
The Adhan goes on while i’m yawning
The Shaytan whispers I feel i’m groaning
He’s telling me it’s not important
He told me keep sleeping
Just relax, slow down, it’s the weekend
A’oodhu Billah, Min al-Shaytan – 3
Woke up, had to defeat him
So now i’m getting ready
He tried to tie the knots on me he wouldn’t let me – 4
Worship Allah so i’m going through the biggest test
The temptation of sleep
I’ve got to fight my nafs – 5
Take righteous steps
So I had to move
Shaytan trying to win
I won’t allow him to
Every true believers got to battle through it
So I woke up to show my graditude
Ya Rab, thank you

CHORUS

Waking up, Waking up
it’s 5am and i’m praying my Fajr
Waking up, Waking up
it’s 5am and i’m praying my Fajr
Hear the Adhan, It’s time to pray
Hear the Adhan, It’s time to pray

CHORUS

My spiritual healing, the spiritual healing

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered (in purple) and presented below.

1 Taken my position at the front row

In prayer, the front row is better than the last row.

Narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), according to which the Messenger of Allah said: “If the people knew what (reward) there is in the call and the first row, and there was no other way to settle the matter than drawing lots, they would draw lots for it.” (al-Bukhaari: 615 | Muslim:437)

 

2 I’m praying Fajr way before Five

The importance of Fajr is called out in the Quran and hadith.

“Establish the Prayer after the declining of the sun to the dusk of night, and the recitation of Fajr. Indeed, the recitation of Fajr is witnessed.” (Quran 17:78)

The Prophet [Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him] said: “The most burdensome prayers for the hypocrites are ‘Isha and Fajr [AM: because they prefer the comfort of sleep to prayer], but if they only knew what they contain, they would come even if they had to crawl.” [Ahmad]

 

3 – A’oodhu Billah, Min al-Shaytan

This means ‘I seek Allah’s protection/refuge/shelter from Shaitaan’.

“So when you want to recite the Qur’an, seek refuge with Allah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)” (Quran 16:98)

 

4 He tried to tie the knots on me he wouldn’t let me worship Allah

Superb reference to a Hadith in Bukhari. There are things we can do in order to beat the whispers and wake up on time.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Satan ties three knots on the back of your head when you are asleep. On every knot he puts the saying: The night is long, so stay asleep. When you wake up and remember Allah, one knot is undone. When you perform ablution, the second knot is undone. When you pray, the third knot is undone and you will wake up energetic with a good heart, but otherwise you will wake up lazy with a mischievous heart.” (Bukhari 1091)

 

5 – I’ve got to fight my nafs

Nafs means your ego/self/desires. This is something we should work hard to overcome.

“Indeed the nafs that overwhelmingly commands a person to do sin” (Quran 12:53)

 

Final Thoughts

The lyrics could not be more relevant in today’s world – this makes the song stand out for me.

I like the production, video and meaning. Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

Keep up to good work Karter Zaher and Jae Deen!

Lyrics: 10/10
Vocals: 8/10
Production: 9/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 10/10

IMH Rating: 45/50 

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